By Sharon Johnson 9/19/2015







The mayor discussed the My Brother’s Keeper initiative alongside prominent politicians such as Congresswoman Fredericka Wilson and other well-known faces such as Soledad O’Brien.

My Brother’s Keeper is a national initiative launched by President Barack Obama in 2014 to address the opportunity gaps that boys and young men of color face.

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Walsh and the city of Boston joined MBK in September 2014, with a focus on jobs, education, and violence reduction.

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Mayor Walsh said during the panel that he wants Boston to lead the nation in the MBK initiative by redesigning schools, broadening advanced work classes, and giving former prisoners a reentry into society.

Walsh vowed to keep My Brother’s Keeper moving after President Obama leaves office.

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